Any underlined items are terms that have their own dedicated page to explain more!
|Physiological Flexion||This is specifically for the newborn period. It is the natural movement a newborn shows of flexion to the middle of their body. It occurs because of the way the infant was positioned in the womb. Almost like a tight ball. It provides a calming effect for the infant.|
|Midline||This refers to the middle of the body! It is good for young babies to flex their arms and legs to the middle of their body. This will be a foundation for activities later in their development.|
|Time Out||A technique used to give a baby a break for when you notice that they are stressed out or disorganized. It’s not a disciplinary action! Just a “break” from stimulation.|
|Containment Hold||A gentle way to help your baby achieve a flexed position to mimic the input a baby would get from the womb and provide a calming effect.|
|Stress Cues||Stress cues are ways that your baby shows their stress with their body. Each set of stress cues are unique to each baby.|